Nelly Bassily | October 13, 2008
In the coming weeks and months, women from more than 15 countries will come together for groundbreaking activities as part of the HungerFree Women initiative. This initiative is part of a global campaign by the international anti-poverty organization Action Aid to pressure governments to meet their Millennium Development Goal commitment of halving world hunger by 2015. Participants will discuss, strategize, mobilize, and demand their rights and needs as women farmers in the face of the food crisis, and in the face of discrimination in terms of access to land, natural resources, and ways of earning a living. The website www.actionaid.org/hungerfree will be revamped as of October 15, and will carry stories, photos, video, and news about the campaign.
For more information on activities taking place in various countries, visit: http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/wgender/51108.